How New AC Units Can Add Value to Your Home

There’s nothing like coming home to a comfortable, cool house after a long day at work. The good news? You can create such a relaxing environment with a new air conditioning unit! Not only does a new AC unit make you feel more at ease while you’re at home, but it can also add value to your property if you decide to sell it in the next few years.

Below, we give you four ways in which a new AC unit can add value to your home.

1) Comfort

A new HVAC unit can improve home comfort in many ways. If your home has a lot of drafts, a new unit will reduce them since the new AC unit installation process requires sealing the gaps and cracks that let air in. 

There are also filters in these units that keep dust, pollen, and other allergens out of the air you breathe inside your home, so you’ll be able to breathe more easily. Plus, mold or mildew may be present at home. A new unit will help eradicate these problems so you can live in a healthier environment.

2) Energy Efficiency

In today’s fast-paced world, everyone is concerned about their carbon footprint and reducing their impact on our planet. One way to help reduce this environmental impact? Adding an HVAC unit with a higher SEER rating than your old one! 

The minimum accepted SEER rating for AC units is 13, but modern units have SEER ratings ranging from 13 to 21. The Environmental Protection Agency has created standards for these units to measure how efficiently they use electricity and how much energy they consume.

With the increasing costs of energy, it is important that your new AC unit will not only help you save on energy costs but can also be a great investment in terms of ROI. 

However, note that not all AC units are the same. Be sure to research before buying an AC unit so you get exactly what best fits your needs. 

Here are some things to look into to ensure you choose an energy-efficient AC unit:

  • Better designs and construction – Newer AC units can run on even less power. This is because they use better motors and smaller parts. 
  • New refrigerant blend – If your AC unit was installed before 2010, it might be using the R-22 refrigerant blend, which is now obsolete. These days, no new AC units are being manufactured using R-22. Rather, new air conditioners use R-410A, which is better for the environment and helps ACs run efficiently.
  • Multi-stage compressors – This is a popular energy-saving feature of new AC systems. Through this compressor, the system drops to a lower capacity level to adapt to home conditions.

3) Increased Property Value

Property owners often look for ways to increase the attractiveness and overall value of their assets. Investing in a new air conditioning unit is one of those strategies that can enhance the appeal of the property to potential buyers or renters.

The median cost for an AC installation ranges from $5,000 to $10,000, depending on the location. This means that by investing in such an upgrade, you could potentially add at least $5,000 of value to your real estate investment property. While some home installations and improvements may add minimal value, a new AC installation stands out as a significant and impactful enhancement. 

4) Lower Insurance Premiums

A new AC unit can lower the cost of insurance premiums for your home. In case you don’t know, home insurance premiums vary depending on various factors, including the condition of existing home appliances. 

Suppose you are using an old AC unit, then your home insurance costs may be a bit high. Outdated equipment can be considered a home risk since it may not have the safety features of newer equipment. So, if you are using a new AC unit, your home insurance costs should be low.

With all these benefits, investing in a new HVAC unit is one way to increase the value of your property.

How Much Value Does a New AC Unit Add to Your Home?

When deciding whether to just schedule an AC repair or invest in new AC units, experts usually advise weighing the perks you’ll get versus the initial expense. If you live in a place where air conditioning is not needed because the weather is bearable, then the value of investing in a new AC unit may be negligible. However, if you live in a place where the weather is unpredictable, it’s well worth the value. 

Overall, adding an AC unit is undoubtedly a worthy investment. Not only will this make your home more comfortable all year round, but it can also add significant value to your property in ways you haven’t thought of.

Invest in a new AC unit today and reap the benefits!

Precision Air and Plumbing October 21, 2022

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